Epic (Paperback)

Author: Kostick, Conor

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epic

on 6/2/2012

Generations ago, violence was banned on New Earth. Society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic. Everyone plays. If you win, you have the chance to go to university, get more supplies for your community, and fulfill your dreams; if you lose, your life both in and out of the game is worth nothing. When Erik, seeking revenge for the unjust treatment of his parents, dares to subvert the rules of Epic, he and his friends find themselves up against with the ultimate masters of the game: the Committee. If Erik and his friends win, they may have the key to destroying Epic’s tyranny over New Earth. But if they lose . . . Read More

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A New Earth society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game called Epic. When teenage Erik dares to subvert the rules of Epic, he and his friends must face the Committee. If they win, they may have the key to destroying the Committee''s tyranny.

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Publisher Penguin Group USA
Mfg Part# 9780142411599
SKU 205820739
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0142411590
Release Date 5/15/2008
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Dimensions (in Inches) 7.5H x 4.25L x 1T
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"Kostick manages to aim his allegory at two separate targets: the pointless wastefulness of a government too big to correct its course or even know its true nature, and, on a slightly more trivial note, the waste of time gamers spend in their online 'second lives."
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Editors Note Knowing that successfully playing the game Epic will determine the quality of one's life on New Earth, Erik decides to risk it all to avenge his parents and subvert the rules of the game, but he ends up coming face-to-face with the Committee--the tyrannical rulers of the land. Reprint.
Editors Note 1 Welcome to a society governed through computer games! On New Earth, society is governed and conflicts are resolved in the arena of a fantasy computer game, Epic. If you win, you have the chance to fulfill your dreams; if you lose, your life both in and out of the game is worth nothing. When teenage Erik dares to subvert the rules of Epic, he and his friends must face the Committee. If Erik and his friends win, they may have the key to destroying the CommitteeÂ's tyranny. But if they lose . . .
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Book Format Pocketbook
Minimum Age 09
Number of Pages 0366
Publisher Firebird

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